You are invited to participate in the 1st annual QGIS conference.  This is an opportunity to learn more about QGIS, an open-source software for geographic information systems.

*Registration has filled to capacity. We are looking for ways to expand participation, including live-streaming.

The vision of this conference is (1) to enable local governments, private organizations, and individuals to shape the future of their regions in New York (and beyond) using open-source QGIS and (2) to strengthen the regional open-source GIS community by bringing people together and optionally pairing up mentors and mentees. The one-day conference will be held on April 3rd, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cornell University’s Mann Library in Ithaca, NY. ​Registration for this event is free. Funding for this conference is provided by OSGeo-US. An overview of this event can be found at:

The proposed agenda for this conference is:

(1) Registration​
(2) Welcome / Overview of QGIS​
(3) Morning Workshops​
For beginners: loading different types of data into QGIS, basic visualization, vector functions​
For advanced users: raster functions and spatial database management​
(4) Lunch (included)​
Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and locally-produced options will be available​
If applicable, seated with paired mentor or mentee​
(5) Afternoon Presentations​
Online web mapping​
Overview of some useful features​
QGIS Plugins​
(6) Panel Question and Answer Period​
Respond to lingering questions of the day​
Mentor-mentee program​
(7) Closing remarks​
Getting QGIS help and reporting issues​

You can register via internet at:

This conference will be capped at 50 participants. The 51st registration and so on will be placed on a waiting list. The Google form will confirm receipt of your registration via email. You will be notified directly by the planning committee if you are placed on the waiting list. ​

Registrants should possess basic computer literacy (e.g. saving files into a folder system, downloading data using the internet, familiarity with spreadsheets) and map literacy (e.g. understanding scale, orienting yourself using a map, associating features with real places).​ Computers will be provided for the workshops.​

The deadline to register is March 20, 2020, or when 65 registrations have been submitted, whichever comes first. ​

If you are unable to register via the internet or have any other questions about this event, contact Alaina Mallette, or 315.785.2387.

April 3rd, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
@ Cornell University, Mann Library, Ithaca, NY 14853
Registration for this event is free. Funding for this conference is provided by OSGeo-US.

QGIS NY 2020 Planning Committee Members:​
– Mickey Dietrich, GIS/Municipal Management Consultant, NYS Tug Hill Commission​
– Frank Donnelly, Geospatial Data Librarian, City University of New York Baruch College​
– Keith Jenkins, GIS & Geospatial Applications Librarian, Cornell University​
– Alaina Mallette, Planner, NYS Tug Hill Commission

Mickey Dietrich
RACOG Municipal Management Consultant
NYS Tug Hill Commission
317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601

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